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INDIAN IT IN NUMBERS 

(Updated   September 22 2014)
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 952 million
Mobiles  925 million 
Landlines: 27 million 
Total no. of PCs: 100 million 
Internet users:  220 million  including  mobile Internet 115 million
Broadband:  66 million (wired: 19 million;  mobile: 47 million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)

- NEW! More than half of e-tail customers do IT from mobile phones
- Sluggish Indian printer -copier business in Q 1 2014: IDC numbers
- Indian usage of video on mobile... Vuclip study
- Akamai data on Internet speeds in India and Asia
- India Internet numbers for 2014 from IAMAI

- IAMAI study on Mobile Internet in India
- Gartner study on 3-D printer market

- Worldwide  mobile usage: Ericsson study

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  Chennai engineering students take top prize at NI design contest with their remotely controlled all-terrain vehicle
Bangalore, September 23, 2014: Students of Hindustan University, Kelambakkam, Chennai,    took  the  first prize in the annual Graphical System Design Competition, "Niyantra 2014" organized  here, by the US-based virtual instrumentation leaders, National Instruments last week. ....
In an interesting model, civic bodies in the Indian capital outsource their citizen helpdesks
New Delhi, September 22 2014:  In a model that bears replication by   other civic bodies in India, the municipal corporations of Gurgaon and East Delhi in the National Capital Region have entrusted  their  primary interface with citizens to  a private IT services provider -- Navigant Technologies Pvt Ltd which specializes in providing citizen services to Government departments in India. ....
Indian enterprises embrace the cloud: Current Analysis study
Bangalore, September 21, 201: A study by market research and advisory firm Current Analysis,  suggests that 68 percent of enterprises in India, with 100-plus employees, are using Cloud-based services, while the remaining 32 percent plan to do so over the next 24 months. ...
SAP acquires Indian-IP-driven business travel solution leader Concur
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Intel- Karnataka venture to foster young innovation takes off
Bangalore, September 16, 2014: Intel India has joined with the Department of Public Instruction,  of the Government of Karnataka  and the Agastya Foundation to launch “Avishkara - Karnataka Student Innovation Program” aimed at fostering the next generation of innovators by accelerating science & innovation in Karnataka. ....
BenQ showcases solutions for smart classrooms
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Expedia launches special app for Android tablets
Bangalore, September 13, 2014: Expedia.co.in, one of the world's largest full service online travel sites (OTAs)  has released  a new app specially tailored for tablets. It is available for free download from the App Store and Google Play. Expedia is the first OTA to offer hotel and flight results from a single search; To eliminate hefty search interfaces, the new tablet app offers a single search box to do the lifting. ....
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Philips Xenium X2566 phone: Gift it to grandma!
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iPhone 6 customers in the queue were not genuine fans!
Apple iPhone 6 ran its sales on 19th September and saw a huge crowd storming the stores. With fans and customers queuing up overnight and camping outside the store days earlier, the result shows that Apple has a huge fan following.However, this does not seem to the actual case.....Francis D'Sa, Deccan Chronicle.com, September 22 2014

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